MD beer friends: I will be in Annapolis for the hearings on HB518, HB1052, et. al. this Friday. I’ll be looking for folks to discuss on mic how these proceedings affect them. Not sure where I’ll be set up yet, please come and find me, lend me five minutes of your time.

Me: “I feel a new rhetorical beer coming on. I don’t know what to call it or what it will taste like…”

Her: “It will taste like a living wage and clean Bay water.”

Let’s chalk up my lost day, yesterday, to a learning moment. No matter how many beer fests I’ve been to before, each one has something to show me about negotiating fests in good order. Back in the saddle, today, with home brewery and podcasting chores under way.

Had an amazing time at the Love The Beer event, catching up with guests past and future. Convinced @naptownpint is my actual spirit animal. Sorry @JulieVerratti.

Had an amazing time at the Love The Beer event, catching up with guests past and future. Convinced @naptownpint is my actual spirit animal. Sorry @JulieVerratti.

Today was a solid day, recording my planned next interview with @kurtkrol and sneaking in a bonus recording with @marylandmalt. Not to mention capping the evening with a stop at @saintsrowbeer.

There’s a little pub in terminal A at Heathrow that I used to always visit when connecting with enough time. Of course I am in B this trip and making do with what seems like much slimmer pickings.

Touchdown LHR, ahead of schedule. Have a few hours layover to spend. Looking forward to a few pints especially since I’ve heard there is much new beer here in recent years.

Apparently very few if any people in Brussels eat dinner before 7pm. So many restaurants nearby are closed for another half hour. I can only nurse so many beers for so long.

Moeder Lambic Original is packed. It isn’t very large but still. There is only one bartender, who is working very hard. And despite the crush, she is singing and laughing.